Q1 - I visited the White Closet Studios, Liverpool with my mum and one of my bridesmaids and from the moment we walked in Lucy made me feel at ease. She completely understood the look I was going for and did everything she could to make this possible.
Q2 - After trying on a few dresses I tried on a Charlie Brear Harwood dress and fell in love. I had chosen it to try on with other layers but I also loved the simplicity of it on its own, which fitted in with my idea of having a separate top to create two different looks for the wedding day. I had always wanted a dress with sleeves which was the main reason I was struggling to find the perfect one. Lucy created a top out of what she had available in the studio and it was perfect for me to realise I was right to stick to what I had originally wanted. Unfortunately this wasn't something I could buy from the studio as it ended up being too far away from the original top I tried on. I had to go and have this made separately, but because of Lucy's dedication I knew this was the right choice.
Q3 - My dress ended up being perfect and I felt amazing on my wedding day. With the help of some amazing suppliers I managed to have the dress of my dreams.
Q4 - I had four bridesmaids who all have their own personal styles and I didn't want to force them into anything that would make them feel uncomfortable. I found that the best way to address this and to ensure they all had a amazing day too was to let them choose their own dresses. They wore various dresses from different stores with the loose brief of them having to be maxi and pinkish. They all chose really well and they worked perfectly together and created the look that I had envisaged.
Q5 - Yes as I live in London I visited The Mews Bridal in Notting Hill. I had spent a lot of time on Instagram and noticed most of the dresses I liked were from there so decided to make an appointment. Unfortunately nothing felt quite right.
- Take a moment in the day to step aside just the two of you and reflect on what is going on around you. This was my favourite part of the whole day, enjoying having everyone you love and care about in the same place.
- If something has gone wrong don't worry, no one else will know!
- Inbetween courses we went around and spoke to everyone at the tables. It was a lovely way to make sure we spent some time with every single person.
Q7 - We were so lucky that everything went to plan on the day. We even had the one perfect day of Autumnal sunshine in the whole week!
Q8 - Enjoy the planning and lead up, we got to spend alot of time in Dorset in the run up to our wedding and it is so lovely to look back on.
Supplier list is:
Venue - St Giles House
Photographer - Imogen Xiana
Lace Top - Tusneem (Boutique Alterations)
Hair and Make Up - Victoria Fergusson
Flowers - Martha and the Meadow
Caterer - Northern Fields
Stationery - Designed by me